You could be mistaken into believing that the photographer has got it wrong here; he had been sent to photograph a kitchen! Instead he has captured a slumbering example of function, a kitchen that is waiting to be wakened through the introduction of human animation.
The use of open shelves on the island and the back wall section is excessive, but this is still a very practical design with the crumpled metal panel acting as the transformer, the curtain raiser for the functional core of this design. The staggered and layered approach to the island offers aesthetical interest to the viewer while providing a practical opportunity to get social while preparing and enjoying a meal.
The material choices of stainless steel and walnut always offer a luxurious visual contrast that works every-time and this design is certainly no exception.